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Tech tip: system error 53

Recently we faced a strange issue while connecting a Windows server 2012 R2 to domain, connection was failing with network error.

I was able to ping to the domain, as well as the domain controller. While troubleshooting the issue, I stumbled upon a gem called c:\windows\debug\netsetup.log. It was throwing an error

'NetUseAdd to \\<domain controller>\IPC$ returned 1231

Seems like the machine was having issue connecting to the share. I tried  the "Net view \\sharename" command and got system error 53. Now the root cause was confirmed, the machine was having trouble accessing shared drives

How do we solve it? Actually the solution was pretty simple , you need to install 'client for Microsoft networks" in the network adapter of the server. Somehow it got uninstalled from my VM's adapter and created all this trouble. Installed it back and was able to add the machine to domain!!

 

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